The government of Mauritius has accepted the offer of a British firm and its local partner to do a feasibility study for an ultra light rail intra-urban transport system in the City of Port Louis and its vicinity. A preliminary study in 1996 recommended the use of ultra light tramways as an alternative to the existing bus system to relieve traffic congestion and parking problems in the capital. The initial study recommended 23 trams capable of transporting at least 30 passengers each. The proposed tramway runs on electricity and is equipped with self-powered batteries. It will have no overhead cables and is considered environmentally friendly. The tramway project in Port Louis will complement the 15-mi (24-km) light railway project between suburban Curepipe and Port Louis, which the government has been considering for some years now. Tenders for construction of the light railway on a B-O-T basis are expected to be issued in mid-1998.

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  • Publication Date: 1998-5


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  • Pagination: p. 23-24
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  • Accession Number: 00751658
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 6 1998 12:00AM